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Timothy Tietze, Esq.
Arbitrator and Mediator

64 East Uwchlan Avenue #120
Exton, PA 19131-1203

Tel: 484-753-2629
Fax: 610-365-7899

E-mail: timothytietze@gmail.com

Professional Background

Administrative Law Judge, Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board, 1994-2011; Assistant Counsel, Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board, 1991-1994; Assistant Disciplinary Counsel, Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Office of Disciplinary Counsel, 1991; Associate, Sprecher, Felix, Visco, Hutchison and Young, 1989-1991; University Legal Counsel, State System of Higher Education, 1986-1989; Deputy District Attorney, Chester County District Attorney’s Office, 1981-1986.


J.D. Widener University School of Law, 1980
B.A. Rowan University, 1971
FMCS New Arbitrator’s School
AAA University: Pennsylvania Act 111 Arbitrator Training


Mr. Tietze was an Administrative Law Judge with the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board for 17 years. As such, he has held settlement negotiations, resolved pre-hearing issues including subpoena disputes, conducted hearings concerning unfair labor practices, subsequent compliance issues, and representation matters including certifications and decertifications. Mr. Tietze has written numerous decisions covering all facets of labor law for state and local police and fire personnel; teachers and college professors; municipal, county and state personnel.

Before becoming an administrative law judge, Mr. Tietze drafted final orders for the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board’s approval. He also drafted briefs and pleadings, and represented the Board before appellate courts. Mr. Tietze has chaired Act 111, Act 88, and Act 195 Interest Arbitration Panels. Mr. Tietze has experience as the Neutral Arbitrator in Act 111 Interest Arbitrations.


Mr. Tietze has authored opinions on absenteeism, arbitrability (timeliness, substantive and procedural), bargaining unit determination, bargaining unit reduction, bargaining unit work, call-back pay, contractual interpretation, contract negotiations, demotion, discharge, discrimination, discipline, drug and alcohol offenses, drug and alcohol testing, fighting, fair share fee, incompetence, insubordination, job classification, job posting, management rights, new and re-opened contract terms, on-call, off-duty conduct, past practices, promotions, propriety of union election campaigns and the subsequent elections, reporting (call-in and call-back), safety, seniority and super seniority, sick leave, subcontracting, subjects of bargaining (mandatory, permissive and prohibited), temporary employees, training, transfer/reassignment, union business, union organizing access, union presence at workplace, union stewards, unit clarification, working conditions, work hours and schedules, and work rules.


Instructor: Penn State University; Civil Procedure, Labor Law

Professional Affiliations

Labor and Employment Relations Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
3rd Circuit, Eastern District
Pennsylvania Bar


American Arbitration Association
Pennsylvania Bureau of Mediation
Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board

Permanent Panels

OA Classification Panel
PSP-PSTA Expedited Grievance Panel
Pennsylvania State Troopers/ Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Disciplinary Panel
Pennsylvania State Correctional Officers Association/Commonwealth Arbitration Panel
SEIU Local 32BJ District 1201/ Philadelphia School District Permanent Panel
FOP Lodge 14/Game and Fish Commission Permanent Panel

Fee Structure

Grievance and Interest Arbitration, Fact-finding and Mediation
$1,500.00 per diem for hearing, and for research and preparation of the opinion and award. A hearing day is any portion of a day up to eight hours. Research and preparation time is prorated in half-day increments.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations of 21 days or fewer will be charged the per diem fee.


The actual cost of reasonable travel expenses, including mileage at the IRS rate, car rental, food, and lodging will be charged. No charge for routine office expenses. Travel of four hours or greater in a travel day will be charged at the per diem rate.


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